6/24/11 Gil's LotD: The Campaign for North Africa The Campaign for North Africa is an incredibly elaborate tabletop game.


6/17/11 Gil's LotD: Sitcoms! The BBC aired a sitcom about Hitler living next door to Jews.

6/13/11 Gil's LotD crap: Figging Figging is the practice of inserting a piece of ginger root into the anus or vagina.

6/11/11 Gil's LotD: Apple The typefaces Apple Computer has used throughout its history.

6/7/11 Gil's LotD: Public phones This phone booth out in the middle of nowhere gained a cult following.


6/6/11 Gil's LotD: Facial hair Wikipedia's list of presidents with facial hair. You can sort the table by sideburns!

6/2/11 Gil's LotD: McBarge The McBarge was the world's first floating McDonalds!


5/29/11 Gil's LotD: Pixel art Multiple algorithms are available to upsample pixel art (frequently found in old video games). Wikipedia's article compares several algorithms and shows some impressive results. This paper was also recently released and also gives excellent results. The supplementary material link lets you visually compare different algorithms.

5/26/11 Gil's LotD: Line-crossing ceremony The Line-crossing ceremony is an ancient naval tradition.

5/19/11 Gil's LotD: Raising of Chicago In the 1850s Chicago's buildings were raised up from ground level.


5/1/11 Gil's LotD: Urban transportation The Gate Tower Building has a highway ramp built through it. Wikipedia also has a list of structures built on top of highways.


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